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New Beamsville stop added to route 12 GO bus to Niagara Falls


Starting on September 6th a new stop will be added to the route 12 GO bus which travels between Burlington and Niagara Falls, with a stop in Hamilton.

The route was previously extended west passed Burlington GO Station to service the Dundas St. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride.

The newest stop in Beamsville is another Park & Ride stop. The new stop is located at Ontario Street and South Service Road.

New GO Bus between Brantford and Aldershot via McMaster starts September 3rd


GO Transit bus service will expand to Brantford this fall and today the full detailed schedule was released. The new bus service will be an extension of the existing McMaster University to Aldershot GO Station train meet service on route 15.

GO buses will run every hour during weekday peak periods and every two hours during weekday off-peak periods and on weekends. In total, there will be 26 trips every weekday and 18 trips on both Saturday and Sunday.

Beckett Drive closure August 21-26 detours 34 UPPER PARADISE


Hamilton’s Public Works Department will close the Queen Street Hill (Beckett Drive) this Sunday, August 21st, 2016 after 9:00 AM until Friday, August 26th, 2016 weather permitting due to rock scaling.

Due to the closure, 34 UPPER PARADISE will need to be temporarily detoured during this time.

2016 Dundas Cactus Festival Detours 5 DELAWARE


The City of Hamilton will be closing King Street between Market Street and York Road in downtown Dundas for the Annual Dundas Cactus Festival. The roadway will be closed on Thursday, August 18th from approximately 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM for the festival parade. The roadway will then be closed again from approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, August 19th until approximately 6:00 PM on Sunday August 21st.

Due to the road closures route 5 DELAWARE (5/5E/52) will be detoured for the duration of the events, with a slightly different detour during the parade on Thursday evening.

The detours are as follows:

McMaster University 2016/2017 HSR Passes Available August 18

2016/2017 McMaster University HSR bus passes will be available to full-time students this week. While classes won’t start until September 6th, the passes will be available for pickup at the Campus store beginning on Thursday, August 18th.

Bus passes will be will be available for pick-up at the Campus Store in Gilmour Hall B101. Students must have a valid student card present when picking-up a new bus pass. Students specifically enrolled in the Faculty of Health Sciences may visit the Health Sciences Campus Store to acquire a 2016/2017 bus pass.

The 2016/2017 HSR bus pass gives full-time students unlimited access to the HSR buses from August 29th, 2016 through August 31, 2017. As a reminder the HSR bus pass must be used in combination with a valid student card. Both cards must be presented to the bus operator at time or boarding.

MOHAWK EAST SHUTTLE daily service to Mohawk 4 Ice Centre starting September 4th

21 UPPER KENILWORTH bus at Mohawk 4 Ice Centre on February 18th, 2014.

Effective Sunday, September 4th, 2016 the weekday shuttle route known as the MOHAWK EAST EXTRA SHUTTLE will have expanded service.

The MOHAWK EAST SHUTTLE, as it will be called, route provides services between LimeRidge Mall and the Mountain Brow Loop. In Sepember all buses on the route will be extended to the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre on Mountain Brow Blvd. The shuttle route currently provides transit service along Mohawk Road, Upper Kenilworth Avenue and Limeridge Road on weekdays during peak hours, however in September service hours will be expanded to include weekends as well as more service in the evening.

One additional trip will be added on weekday mornings to and from Limeridge Mall. Five additional trips will be added in the afternoon and early evening with the last bus departing LIMERIDGE TRANSIT TERMINAL at 8:14 PM. The final departure from Mohawk 4 Ice Centre is scheduled for 8:38 PM.

Additionally service will be added on Saturdays and Sundays during the day with buses operating on a 45 minute headway. Service will run between 6:21 AM and 4:06 PM with the final departures from the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre on both days scheduled for 4:30 PM.

Bay Street closure detours routes 4/7/8/99 on August 16th [ CANCELLED ]


Bay Street will be closed between York Boulevard and King Street as a result of celebrations for the final Tragically Hip Concert in Hamilton on Tuesday, August 16th from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Due to the road closures routes 4 BAYFRONT, 7 LOCKE, 8 YORK, and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE will be on detour.

2016 Concession Streetfest Detours – August 13th


The Concession Streetfest will take place once again this year on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM. This will result in the total closure of Concession Street between the east leg of Upper Wentworth Street and Poplar Avenue.

Due to the road closures routes 23 UPPER GAGE and 24 UPPER SHERMAN will be on detour.

Queen St closure detours 34 UPPER PARADISE August 8-9


A film shoot is taking place on Queen Street, between King Street and Main Street from 7:00 AM on Monday, August 8th, 2016 to 7:00 AM on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016. The film shoot will result in the closure of Queen Street between King and Main to all traffic during this time.

Due to the closure route 34 UPPER PARADISE will be detoured.

Winona Peach Festival 2016 Shuttle Details

Once again the City of Hamilton is providing FREE shuttle service to and from the Winona Peach Festival. The annual festival takes place Friday August 26th until Sunday August 28th.
The shuttle will depart from Eastgate Transit Terminal Platform #1 at the 58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL stop. Service on Friday begins at 4:24 PM and will then operate every 12 minutes until 3:00 PM. The shuttle will then improve to running every 10 minutes thru 8:00 PM. Service on Saturday runs every 12 minutes from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM and then every 10 minutes from 3:00 PM thru 8:00 PM. Sunday service runs 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
The shuttle will stop in Winona on Parkmanor Drive beside Winona Park. The first shuttle of the day departs on Friday at 5:00 PM and 10:24 AM on both Saturday and Sunday. The last shuttle departs the festival at 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights with the last shuttle on Sunday departing at 7:00pm.